Celebrate Recovery (18+)

Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a biblical support and recovery program that addresses a variety of hurts, habits and hang-ups using a 12-step approach based on the Beatitudes from the book of Matthew. Bethany’s CR leaders understand your struggles as they also have experienced freedom from addictive and dysfunctional patterns. They have been trained to guide people through the 12 Steps/8 Principles, and to provide a safe environment for accountability and building authentic relationships. You are invited to join CR on any Friday, 7-10 pm (year-round, excluding holiday weekends) here at Bethany.

What Does a Typical Evening Include?

Celebration Dinners (6:15-7 pm) – Offered on the last Friday of each month (excluding July/August). This is a great opportunity to invite your family/friends and introduce them to CR.

Large Group Worship Time (7-8 pm) – We worship together and rotate between teachings on the 12 Steps/8 Principles and hearing the recovery stories of CR participants.

Small Group Time (8-9 pm) – We break into gender and issue-specific groups. This time provides an opportunity for individuals to share without interruption and to find support from others who share a similar struggle. Visitors are not permitted in these groups. Note: First time at CR? Newcomers group will provide you with an overview of the program and lay a foundation for your participation in the program. You are welcome to attend Newcomers with a friend.

Cafe Time (9-10 pm) – This is a place where we gather together to socialize and share. Often snacks are available, as well as coffee and tea. This is an important time to interact with others from CR, check out the resources available to you, connect with leaders, and find accountability partners and sponsors.

Small Groups Currently Offered

Groups are gender-specific, as well as focused on the particular hurts, habits or hang-ups. During the summer months (July/August), we mix our groups together into several general issues groups (still gender-specific). Note: if you are new to CR, Newcomer’s Group is for you!

For Women (September to June):
Abuse (sexual, physical, emotional)
Compulsive Behaviours
Life Issues
Relationship Issues
Substance Abuse

For Men (September to June):
Compulsive Behaviours
Life Issues
Pursuing Purity
Relationship Issues
Substance Abuse

What Can I Expect the First Time I Attend CR?

  • A warm and friendly greeting at the door (enter through double doors at the southeast end of the building). Pick up a nametag and handout package at the Welcome Table on your way into large group. If you would like more information about CR, feel free to visit the Resource Table to speak with someone and pick up some literature.
  • A great time of worship and teaching as a large group in the auditorium.
  • After the large group time, attend small group time to share on a focus question presented during large group (see above for a list of groups). First-time attenders to CR are required to attend the Newcomers small group to find out more about CR and to discover what group might be suitable for them in the future.
  • A relaxed social time in our comfortable Café area.
  • No pressure to return to CR after you have visited. We respect whatever decision you come to. The timing has to be right for you.
  • Confidentiality. Your identity and attendance at CR will remain confidential.

Step Study Groups

Offered as an extension of CR, these groups are in-depth support groups where individuals work together through the 12 Steps. They are gender-specific and often meet on Monday nights for approximately one year (September to June). The groups become closed to newcomers once Book 1 is completed (there are 4 books in total).

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